State Police say a Hallowell man died this morning when he lost control of his motorcycle in Augusta.
According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, Edward Lingley, 33, was traveling too fast as he exited I-95 and the bike slid on a sharp curve, and then struck the trailer portion of a tractor trailer in the opposite lane ...
This past summer while riding a motorcycle to raise money for the Shriner's Children's Hospital, our Augusta Police Chief, Robert (Bob) Gregoire, was seriously injured in an accident.
While the chief's wife, Cathy, along with Sgt. Chris Shaw, were also injured in the two bike crash, it was Bob who was most critically hurt. He sustained a neck injury that has left him partially paralyzed.
Augusta Police Chief, Bob Gregoire, along with his wife, Cathy and Augusta Police Sargent Chris Shaw, were using their day off to help raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. That afternoon, on the way back to Turner, where riders were to gather, the two officers' motorcycles crashed in Jay. Shaw was alone and Gregoire was riding with his wife.
Safety versus freedom in the form of a motorcycle helmet is back in front of Maine lawmakers. There is a new bill on mandatory helmet use for all Maine motorcyclists. It is being reviewed by a legislative committee.